Upcoming Free Webinars
Wed., Mar. 24, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM CST
With advance planning and the right equipment, you’re setting the stage for your lifts to go as planned. Join presenters Marc Marini, Director of Product Management at Sterling and Mike Walsh, President & CEO of Dearborn Companies, as they discuss what to consider when assessing a lift. Whether working from leveled or sloped ground, understanding and addressing ground conditions is critical to safe and efficient lifting. By evaluating your use of best practices, working with a site access provider, or consulting with an engineering firm, your crane operators can lift with confidence.
What You Will Learn
- What to consider when planning for lifts
- Capabilities of engineers in site access planning
- What crane operators want you to know about preparing for a lift
Marc Marini, Director of Product Management at Sterling
Marc joined Sterling one year ago, bringing more than 20 years of experience in construction, safety, engineering, and product development and management. As a member of Sterling’s Innovation Team, Marc plays a vital role in developing and launching new product offerings and enhancements to existing products. He received bachelor of science and master of science degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and a master of business administration degree from Kellogg/Northwestern.
Michael T. Walsh, President & CEO, Dearborn Companies
Mike is president and CEO of the Dearborn Companies, a 67‐year old engineering and nondestructive testing firm that specializes in ground condition surveys and ground stabilization design for cranes and heavy transport. Mike serves on the board of the North American Matting association Technical Committee, and is a frequent presenter in Crane & Rigging, and Construction industry events. Mike holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering with post graduate studies in structural and geotechnical engineering.
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Early Phase Planning and Budgeting for Site Access
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Bridging the Gap: Choose the Right Bridge for Your Project
Once you’ve identified the need for temporary bridges and crossings, what are your next steps? You have many options when it comes to navigating underground utilities, water crossings, environmentally protected areas, and other obstructions. Levi Frost, Director of Construction Operations at Sterling, uses a case study to demonstrate how the right solution can save time, money, minimize environmental impact, and improve safety. From site-built bridges using traditional material to installing engineered solutions, you’ll learn about alternate methods to solve bridging and air-bridge applications.